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A New Musical
Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 7:00PM
The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street
Between West 3rd & Bleecker Streets
The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theatre (the Players Theatre 3rd floor loft)
A,C,E,B,D,F,&M trains to West 4th. Exit at West 3rd and walk one block east to Macdougal Street
*Proof of vaccination is required for entry for everyone over the age of 5. Masks are required for all patrons. The theatre is located on the 3rd floor of a walk up building.
Brilliance chronicles the meteoric rise, and tragic fall of Frances Farmer, a Hollywood movie star in the 1930s and 40s. The play takes us from the beginning of Frances' career, through her unprecedented success as, what Paramount described as, "the next Greta Garbo," to her involuntary commitment to an insane asylum by her own mother -- and the eventual restoration of her own freedom and competency in 1953. The play explores the volatile mother-daughter relationship and the nature of fame in the "Silver Screen" era of old-style movie stardom...exploring what happens when a young girl's love and adoration for her mother, and her own worship of the art of acting, are betrayed beyond measure, and where the fine-line between mental health and insanity is drawn.
*Proof of vaccination is required for entry for everyone over the age of 12.
**Masks are required for all patrons.
***The theatre is located on the 3rd floor of a walk up building.